United States Marine Corps announces Marine Week Detroit event lineup
10:14 AM, Sep 2, 2017
(WXYZ) - The United States Marine Corps announced the full Marine Week Detroit schedule during a press conference held in front of the iconic Spirit of Detroit statue. Detroit Mayor Michael Duggan joined the Marines to underscore the importance of Detroit hosting the Corps Sept. 6-10, 2017.
The annual commemoration of “Community, Country and Corps” will include more than 80 community outreach activities throughout metro Detroit and free events open to the public across downtown Detroit. The week-long festivities will kick off at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6 in Campus Martius Park with performances by Marine Band San Diego and the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon.
The Marines invite the community to watch two impressive Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) demonstrations featuring aviation and reconnaissance Marines executing a visit, board, search and seizure mission on a barge on the Detroit Riverfront, behind the Ren Cen. The first demonstration will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8 beginning with a 1:15 p.m. pre-event show featuring Marine Band San Diego, the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, along with martial arts and K-9 demonstrations.
A post-event rock concert in the static display area featuring the music of Marine Band San Diego’s “Sound Strike” will close out the day’s festivities. The second MAGTF demonstration is slated for 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, Sept.10. A pre-event show featuring Marine Band San Diego, the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, martial arts, and K-9 demonstrations will also precede this demonstration.